2.5 Supported Environments

2.5.1 File Viewer Support

In Novell Vibe, file viewing capabilities are provided by Oracle Outside In viewer technology. See Oracle Outside In Technology 8.3 Supported Formats for a list of the supported file formats. See Oracle Outside In Technology for background information about the Oracle viewer technology included in Vibe.

The file viewers also support data indexing by the Lucene Index Server.

2.5.2 IPV6 Support

Novell Vibe supports the IPV6 protocol when it is available on the server. If the protocol is available, Vibe detects it and supports IPV6 by default, along with IPV4.

2.5.3 Clustering Support

You can install Vibe components on multiple servers to provide failover support, as described in Section IV, Multi-Server Configurations and Clustering.

2.5.4 Virtualization Support

You can install Vibe in virtual environments where a software program enables one physical server to function as if it were two or more physical servers.

Novell tests the Vibe software on both Xen and VMware platforms. Vibe is supported on these platforms, as well as other virtualization platforms, such as Microsoft Hyper-V. If you encounter an issue that cannot be duplicated in a Novell test environment, you may be responsible for following up with the provider of your virtualization software.

For more information about XEN virtualization support, see Open Enterprise Server 2 Virtualization Documentation Web site and SLES Virtualization Technology Documentation Web site.

For more information about VMware virtualization support, see VMWare Web site.

2.5.5 Single Sign-On Support

Novell Access Manager can be used to provide single sign-on capabilities for your Vibe site. For setup instructions, see Section 9.9, Configuring Single Sign-On with Novell Access Manager.

2.5.6 Linux File System Support

The following file systems are supported for Vibe running on Linux:

  • ext3 (recommended in most cases)

    NOTE:The maximum number of file entries in a Vibe File folder cannot exceed 31,998 when using the ext3 file system.

  • NSS (recommended if you are running OES Linux and need the feature-rich environment of NSS)

  • reiser3